What kinds of health issues do you treat at the Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition?
We practice acupuncture, which can treat everything from addictions and chronic pain to facial skin wrinkles and hormonal imbalances. Cupping, a therapy that draws skin and muscles up into a cup’s vacuum, can help reduce physical pain and respiratory disorders like bronchitis and asthma. Arthritis and gastrointestinal disorders may also benefit from cupping therapy. If you want to lose weight, we offer B-12 injections, as well as lipotropic formulations, to assist in burning fat and increasing metabolism. Personalized detoxification methods can also improve your metabolism and energy. Many disorders of the stomach and intestines, not to mention autoimmune issues, stem from our diet. This is why we create individual nutritional plans, including supplements and Chinese herbal medicine, that are focused on each patient’s needs. These are only a few of the health issues we treat. We recommend scheduling a consultation with us to see how we may be able to improve your well-being.

How is your approach to medicine different from a traditional doctor?
Because I have a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), as well as a master’s degree in Human Nutrition, I am uniquely equipped to approach my patients’ health concerns using alternative therapies coupled with my knowledge of traditional Western medicine. Besides using acupuncture as therapy or as a complement to other treatments, I also am trained in pain management and integrative cancer therapies. One of my certifications is advanced standing as a practitioner of the Jaffe Mellor Technique, an energy therapy treatment. I incorporate these and other treatments into my patient plans.

“We focus on the integration of traditional Eastern medicine with innovative Western philosophies.”

Christina Captain is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and nationally board certified. She has a master’s degree in nutrition and specializes in functional nutrition and integrative medicine. The Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition provides individualized treatment plans based on specific laboratory testing for a variety of health issues.

About Dr. Captain

  • Dr. Captain is the founder of the Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition, formerly Family Healing Center, a wellness center that focuses on the integration of traditional Eastern medicine with innovative Western philosophies.
  • Dr. Captain offers a complimentary “meet and greet,” your opportunity to learn more about how to find your optimal health, naturally.

Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition
The Medical Complex 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34239